Author Archives: Janelle Tucker


Large House Fire in Rural Linn County

Large House Fire in Rural Linn County

Several area fire departments responded to a large house fire in Linn County Monday night. The fire broke out at 1396 Arrowhead Lane in Mount Vernon shortly after 6:30 pm. The home suffered major damage. Fire departments from Central City, Anamosa and Alburnett were among seventeen fire departments to assist with the fire. The homeowners,


Nearly All Current Legislators Face Opponents in 2016 Elections

The list of candidates for this year’s state and federal faces has been released. Candidates had until March 18th to file to run for office. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Cedar Falls is running for re-election. The longtime Republican Senator will face one of four Democrats in November. The Democrat candidates include former Lieutenant Governor


Delaware County Audit Report Released

Delaware County’s audit report has been released. The County’s local tax revenue amounts to over 33 million dollars – that’s for the fiscal year that ended last June. That includes just over two million dollars in tax credits from the state and over one million in local option sales and services tax. The County forwarded

Dr. Richard Unger_RMC General Surgeon

RMC Adding New Surgeon

Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Richard Unger, a highly-regarded general surgeon, to the surgical team in April. “Adding another surgeon was necessary to meet the needs of our patients,” stated Surgical Services Manager, Danette Cavalier, BSN, RN. “The addition of Dr. Unger to our surgical team will allow

Iowa Soybean Association Offering On-Farm Trials

ANKENY, IOWA — Before Iowa farmers plant the first seed this spring, they have the opportunity to enroll in dozens of strip trials through the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) On-Farm Network®. Trials are currently available on both soybeans and corn on a variety of topics including seed treatment, crop protection, crop management, nitrogen and soil

Randy Rentschler – Elkader

Randy Rentschler, 51, of Elkader, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his home in St. Olaf. Visitation will be held 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. Private Family Inurnment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Glen Haven, WI. In lieu of flowers, the family has established


David W. Henderson – Quasqueton

David W. Henderson,76, of Quasqueton, Iowa died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Lexington Estates Care Center in Independence, Iowa. David was born on April 8, 1939 near Rowley, Iowa the son of George R. and Helen L. (Stevens) Henderson. He graduated from the Rowley High School and began farming with his family near Rowley, Iowa,


Building 429 to Headline Delaware Co. Fair’s Christian Concert

  Billboard’s 2012 Christian Songs Artist of the Year Building 429 will headline this year’s Wednesday evening concert at the Delaware County Fair. This Grammy nominated band has been touted throughout their 15-year career as “authentic and amazing – uplifting and unforgettable,” along with being “truly focused on bringing glory to God. Since the release


Peterson to Run Against Zumbach for State Senate Seat

State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan will face a challenger in this year’s election. Former Mount Vernon mayor Scott Peterson has filed to run for the District 48 Senate seat. The district covers Delaware County, as well as portions of Linn, Jones and Buchanan counties. Prior to his service as mayor, Peterson grew up on